Definition of spinal in English:

spinal

adjective

  • 1Relating to the spine:

    ‘spinal injuries’
    • ‘He had no spinal injury, and the results from magnetic resonance imaging were normal.’
    • ‘This topic also encompasses tumors that involve the spinal cord and spinal nerves.’
    • ‘Sledging accidents in Britain cause a multitude of injuries, including spinal trauma.’
    • ‘I met Dave in 1992, when we were both inpatients at a spinal injuries unit.’
    • ‘The immediate care and appropriate assessment of patients with spinal injury is a skill that is expected of all doctors.’
    • ‘The posterior inferior cerebellar artery may provide the posterior spinal artery.’
    • ‘In the next part, the abundant spinal veins in the subarachnoid space are also retained.’
    • ‘They are attached to the cranial or spinal meninges and usually present as a single mass.’
    • ‘I had been at a spinal injuries unit for rehabilitation for almost a year, and was being allowed home for weekend leave.’
    • ‘The dorsal root ganglia associated with any one of the lumbar or upper sacral spinal nerves may be doubled.’
    • ‘We agree with Coats and Davies that we still do not know if this is a beneficial procedure even in patients with known or high suspicion of spinal injury.’
    • ‘No spinal injury or related neurological deficit was ever detected in this patient, either before or after death.’
    • ‘I tore my dura, which is the wrap around my spine which holds in spinal fluid.’
    • ‘This arrangement has consequences for the effects of spinal injury at different vertebral levels.’
    • ‘The mechanism of most spinal cord injuries is spinal fracture or dislocation.’
    • ‘Adequate anesthesia can be obtained with an epidural, spinal or pudendal block.’
    • ‘On each side a series of spinal ganglia penetrate the intervertebral foramina.’
    • ‘Those that have entered the water from a height may also have intra-abdominal, thoracic, and spinal injuries.’
    • ‘He had particular interests in spinal and hip joint surgery and in hand surgery.’
    • ‘The anesthesia care provider places a lumbar spinal drain to control intracranial pressure.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to or forming the central axis or backbone of something:
      ‘the building of a new spinal road’
      • ‘They tended to congregate along the spinal road that led north from Addis where they thought relief would get to them.’
      • ‘In both you lie prone in the water and rotate the hips around the spinal or long axis while stroking with an alternating arm pattern.’
      • ‘This would be impossible if each spinal segment were locked into a single axis of motion.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from late Latin spinalis, from Latin spina (see spine).

Pronunciation:

spinal

/ˈspʌɪn(ə)l/